The COVID‐19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the global economy. Companies worldwide are facing unique legal and operational challenges as a result of the outbreak. As this rapidly changing situation evolves, companies are working to overcome disruptions in their daily business, to implement changes to their operations, to mitigate risk factors affecting their employees, and where possible, to resume business as usual. Gibson Dunn is equipped to provide strategic counsel and advise clients on how to best approach many of these key issues. We can develop and execute a comprehensive approach to guide clients through this complex and fast‐moving situation.
Gibson Dunn has created a multidisciplinary task force to assist our clients. Please feel free to reach out to any of the individuals identified below with questions or concerns. We are also providing ongoing regular communications to our clients and friends addressing the many issues outlined below.
We are closely monitoring the guidance issued by government health officials and global health organizations. Our firm's comprehensive business continuity plan and extensive technology resources allow us to continue providing excellent client service through these challenging circumstances. Our lawyers will remain well-equipped to assist clients with their ongoing needs without significant interruption.
In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the SEC’s enforcement priorities and key areas of risk in light of COVID-19.
California’s housing shortage continues as the state grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to mitigate delays in housing production throughout the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law Assembly Bill 1561 (“AB 1561”), which extends the validity of certain categories of residential development entitlements.
The widespread economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 poses distinct challenges for buyers and sellers seeking to identify M&A opportunities, as companies evaluate the impact of the pandemic on their businesses to date, and seek to predict its future impact.
On September 24, 2020, the UK Government announced its “Winter Economy Plan” – a series of employment and business support and tax measures intended to support the UK economy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economic output.
With talk about a second Coronavirus wave gathering pace, the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz) is proposing to extend the temporary COVID-19-related legislation of March 2020 significantly simplifying the passing of shareholders’ resolution, including, in particular, the possibility to hold virtual-only shareholders’ meetings.
When the COVID 19 pandemic first hit European shores in early spring 2020, the German legislator was quick to introduce wide-reaching legislative reforms to protect the German business world from unwanted consequences of an economy struggling with unprecedented upheaval, the lock-down and the ensuing social strain. One key element of the overall legal reform in March 2020 was the temporary derogation from the regular mandatory German-law requirement to file for insolvency immediately whenever a company is either illiquid (Zahlungsunfähigkeit) or over-indebted (Überschuldung). This derogation has now been extended in time for over-indebted companies, but restricted in scope for illiquid companies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges for international students, and the universities and colleges they attend, as they prepare for the Fall 2020 school semester. Post-secondary education institutions responded to these challenges by considering the best interests, as well as the health and safety, of their students in shaping revised programming and remote learning opportunities. This Client Alert provides an overview of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) policy that instructed international students they could not remain in the country if their schools provided only online classes; litigation brought against that policy, which led to a rescission of the challenged policy; and subsequent developments, including a new policy that would permit international students who were enrolled as of March 9, 2020 to reenter the country and attend an online-only school while prohibiting international students who would be new to the school from doing the same.
In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss recent developments in liability management, including raising capital in combination with debt tender offers, restructuring existing debt in exchange offers, and the anticipation of other debt repurchase programs, in order to reduce interest payments, enhance liquidity and manage debt maturities.
As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic and certain sectors of the economy struggle, False Claims Act (“FCA”) enforcement and litigation has largely plodded along during the first six months of 2020—and some areas reflect increasing activity.
Gibson Dunn lawyers in London provide a summary and compendium of English law legal developments during the current COVID-19 pandemic as of July 1, 2020.
In this webinar recorded June 29, 2020, part of a regular series, Gibson Dunn lawyers in London provide highlights on the latest COVID-19 related changes to UK law and government policy.
This Alert reports on recent intellectual property law developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of June 26, 2020.